The family of Earl “DMX” Simmons has issued a statement regarding false rumors surrounding the late rapper’s master recordings and his memorial service.

In a statement obtained by ABC News, the family stated that no one has purchased his masters, and warned of scammers attempting to collect money on behalf of the “X Gon’ Give It to Ya” rapper.

“There have been a few rumors following our loved one, Earl Simmons’, passing that we’d like to clear up. No one has bought Earl’s masters,” the statement read. “Additionally, we are not selling any merch or raising money for Earl’s funeral. If anyone is requesting for money for his funeral please be aware the person is a scammer. We will keep the public posted on funeral/memorial service arrangements.”

Rapper DMX passed away Friday, April 9th after suffering a heart attack at age 50. He spent a week on life support at White Plains Hospital in New York and never recovered.

“DMX was a brilliant artist and an inspiration to millions around the world,” said DMX’s label, Def Jam, in a statement. “His message of triumph over struggle, his search for the light out of darkness, his pursuit of truth and grace brought us closer to our own humanity. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and all those who loved him and were touched by him. DMX was nothing less than a giant. His legend will live on forever.”

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